robotics

Robot dogs won't save policing – but AI just might
Police using AI-powered facial recognition
public sector

Robot dogs won't save policing – but AI just might

Some police forces are turning to robots, AI and facial recognition, but high-profile failures harm public trust
23 Aug 2021
ANYbotics taps Velodyne to enhance autonomous robots’ navigation
Four-legged robot walking up stairs
automation

ANYbotics taps Velodyne to enhance autonomous robots’ navigation

ANYbotics will incorporate Velodyne’s Puck Lidar sensors into its mobile robots
4 Aug 2021
Infostretch and Automation Anywhere join forces to deliver hyperautomation
Digital-looking hand turning a switch from "Manual" to "RPA"
mergers and acquisitions

Infostretch and Automation Anywhere join forces to deliver hyperautomation

New deal will help organizations establish RPA centers of excellence
3 Aug 2021
Alphabet tackles industrial robot software market
A male engineer reprogramming a robotic arm in a factory using a laptop
automation

Alphabet tackles industrial robot software market

Intrinsic will teach industrial robots to perform complex tasks
23 Jul 2021
Telepresence medical robot market set to reach $159.5 million by 2028
Doctors watching a robot perform surgery
automation

Telepresence medical robot market set to reach $159.5 million by 2028

Increasing adoption of robots in health care settings and product innovations are contributing to the market's growth
19 Jul 2021
Hyundai completes Boston Dynamics acquisition
Five robots in front of  Boston Dynamics sign
artificial intelligence (AI)

Hyundai completes Boston Dynamics acquisition

US robotics company will complement Hyundai's AI expertise
21 Jun 2021
AMP Robotics raises $55M for its AI-based recycling robot
AMP Robotic's recycling-sorting robot working over a conveyor belt of recyclables
artificial intelligence (AI)

AMP Robotics raises $55M for its AI-based recycling robot

AMP’s three-armed picker machine uses AI to sort recyclables
4 Jan 2021
The tech helping us live longer
An illustration of a smiling robot healthcare worker pushing an elderly man in a wheelchair
Technology

The tech helping us live longer

As average lifespans continue to increase, technology will assist our worn-out bodies and make later life more enjoyable
11 Nov 2020
The future tech helping battle the pandemic
Technology

The future tech helping battle the pandemic

We’ve struggled to find a use for chatbots, 3D printers and drones, but innovative tech is now being used to fight COVID-19
20 Oct 2020
Robots are supposed to steal our jobs – so why haven’t they during the coronavirus crisis?
An illustration of a smiling robot healthcare worker pushing an elderly man in a wheelchair
artificial intelligence (AI)

Robots are supposed to steal our jobs – so why haven’t they during the coronavirus crisis?

Robots are already making some progress in healthcare settings, but they need more support if they're to make a real difference
13 Jul 2020
Boston Dynamics announces commercial sales of Spot Robot
automation

Boston Dynamics announces commercial sales of Spot Robot

Boston Dynamics launches its first online sales offering with Spot Robot
19 Jun 2020
Changing the Games: Why Tokyo 2020 will be the most technologically advanced Olympics yet
digital transformation

Changing the Games: Why Tokyo 2020 will be the most technologically advanced Olympics yet

Japan is hoping to amaze athletes and fans alike at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with a host of cutting-edge innovations. Can it deliver on its p…
23 Mar 2020
How to build a Raspberry Pi-powered robot
Hardware

How to build a Raspberry Pi-powered robot

Want to create your own tiny PiBot? Here's how
13 Jun 2018
Robotics experts write killer robots to the UN
public sector

Robotics experts write killer robots to the UN

Autonomous weapons threaten to be the “third revolution in warfare”
21 Aug 2017
IT Pro Panel: Can AI help CIOs do their jobs better?
Business strategy

IT Pro Panel: Can AI help CIOs do their jobs better?

AI doesn’t want to rule the world, it just wants to help you improve payroll
30 Jun 2017
Google sells robot arms to SoftBank
Business strategy

Google sells robot arms to SoftBank

Boston Dynamics and SHAFT snapped up by Japanese firm
9 Jun 2017
Budget 2017: Tech industry welcomes skills investment
Analysis

Budget 2017: Tech industry welcomes skills investment

But vendors believe broadband funding should go further
9 Mar 2017
Boston Dynamics' robot is 'nightmare inducing'

Boston Dynamics' robot is 'nightmare inducing'

The company's Handle robot has been leaked in a video after it was shown to investors
3 Feb 2017
Government promises more AI and robotics investment
Money
Business strategy

Government promises more AI and robotics investment

It will also offer up funding to further STEM education and make the UK more competitive
24 Jan 2017
Dutch robot wins Amazon industrial automation challenge
Business strategy

Dutch robot wins Amazon industrial automation challenge

Team Delft score $50,000 prize in warehouse sorting competition
6 Jul 2016
Boston Dynamics unveils newest 'robodog', SpotMini
Business strategy

Boston Dynamics unveils newest 'robodog', SpotMini

New 'bot shown performing household tasks like loading dishwasher
24 Jun 2016
Why Google wants to sell Boston Dynamics
Business strategy

Why Google wants to sell Boston Dynamics

Internal divisions and PR concerns have reportedly led to sale
18 Mar 2016
AI ‘will make 5 million people redundant by 2020’
News

AI ‘will make 5 million people redundant by 2020’

Financial sector and low-skilled workers most at risk, says WEF
18 Jan 2016